Morristown National Historical Park to Host ‘Revolutionary Times Weekend’

In a file photo taken at last year's Revolutionary Times Weekend, then-3-year-old Skyler Justyce does some drumming of his own during Gen. George Washington's question-and-answer period (Photo courtesy of the Daily Record)

By Matt Heinle
Daily Record

The Morristown National Historical Park will host a “Revolutionary Times Weekend,” beginning April 15, in an effort to promote the importance of Morristown and New Jersey to the American Revolution.

All of the weekend activities will be held at sites within the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area to maintain a high level of authenticity. Most of the events are free and open to the public.

“The Morristown National Historical Park area is significant because Washington actually camped there during the Revolutionary War,” said Justin Monetti, the park’s chief of interpretation. “The other sites will generally serve to make it as it was during the time period.”

Event topics are diverse, with the intent of encompassing most elements of 18th-century life. Participants can learn firsthand how food was prepared during the time period, as well as take part in traditional spinning and weaving demonstrations.

A Martha Washington Tea and Reception follows the opening ceremony on April 15, and a cocktail reception and conversation with Alexander Hamilton (as portrayed by a costumed interpreter) will take place on the same day.

Read more about the Revolutionary Times in the Daily Record.

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